Ozalp Ozer

Ashbel Smith Professor
Professor - Management
Tags: Supply Chain Operations Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Columbia University - 2000
M.S. - Operations Research
Columbia University - 1997
B.S. - Industrial Engineering
Bilkent University - 1996

Research Areas

Research Interest

Information and Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Distribution Channel Management; Multi-Echelon Inventory Planning and Control; Incentive Mechanisms and Contracts; Pricing and Revenue Optimization; Behavioral Operations.


O. Ozer and Y. Zheng. 2009. Behavioral Issues in Pricing Management. To appear in the Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management. 2009 - Publication
Product Replacement Planning Under Stochastic Technological Changes, (with H. Liu), International Journal of Production Economics, 122(2), pp. 567–580, 2009. 2009 - Publication
Ozer, O. 2008. Inventory Management: Information, Coordination and Rationality. Chapter 14 in the Handbook in Production Management. K. Kempf, P. Keskinocak, and R. Uzsoy (Eds.), Kluwer. 2008 - Publication
Lutze, H. and O. Ozer. 2008. Promised Lead Time Contracts under Asymmetric Information. Operations Research. 56, pp. 898-915. 2008 - Publication
Ozer, O. and H. Xiong. 2008. Stock Positioning and Performance Evaluation for Distribution Systems with Service Constraints. IIE Transactions. 40(12), pp 1141-1157. 2008 - Publication
Chen, K., M. Kaya and O. Ozer. 2008. Dual Sales Channel Management with Service Competition. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 10(4), pp. 654-675. 2008 - Publication
Kaya M, and O. Ozer. 2008. Risk and Information Sharing through Pricing Contracts. To appear in the Handbook of Pricing Management. 2008 - Publication
Ozer, O. and R. Phillips (Eds). 2008. The Handbook of Pricing Management. Oxford University Press. (In preparation). 2008 - Publication
Gaukler, G., O. Ozer and W. Hausman. 2008. Order Progress Information: Dynamic Emergency Ordering Policies. Production and Operations Management. 17 (6), pp. 599-613. (The rule of alphabetical ordering is not followed per the request of the third author) 2008 - Publication
Gallego, G., O. Ozer and P. Zipkin. 2007. Bounds, Heuristics and Approximations for Distribution Systems. Operations Research. 55(3), pp. 503-517. 2007 - Publication


University of Texas at Dallas [2012–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2009–2012]
Associate Professor
Columbia University [2008–2009]
Consulting Associate Professor
Stanford University [2007–2009]
Assistant Professor
Stanford University [2000–2007]
Affiliated Faculty
Stanford University [2000–Present]
Research Assistant
Columbia University [1999–2000]
Research Assistant
Columbia University [1998–1999]
Columbia University [1998–2000]

Additional Information

  • 2008-Present Hewlett Packard Laboratories (funded research project on experimental and behavioral issues in capacity, price and demand management)
  • 2006-2009 Hewlett Packard Laboratories (funded research project on rebate policy analysis and economic experiments and channel performance).
  • 2005-2006 United Parcel Services (funded research project on pricing and cost analysis for asset tracking in the delivery services)
  • 2005-2009 Hitachi GST (funded research project on new product introduction).
  • 2005-2008 Hewlett Packard Laboratories (funded research project on channel integration and inventory management).
  • 2004-2006 Hewlett Packard (funded research project on the use of RFID in inventory management and return on investment).
  • 2001-2003 Ericsson LLC (funded research project on supply chain management. Co-architected a new model of collaboration between industry and academia. Together with Warren Hausman and Hau Lee, received funding of ~$1M to support three faculty and three PhD students).
  • 2001-2003 General Motors (as part of GM/SU Collaborative Research Laboratory in Work Systems. Funded research on the use of demand information in supply networks).
  • 1998 Lehman Brothers, New York. Associate, Fixed Income Derivatives Research. (Priced credit derivatives and developed hedging strategies for credit derivatives).
  • 1995-1996 Roketsan Missile and Space Industry and NATO, Turkey. Project Assistant. (Led the team to develop the quality-costing program for Stinger Missile propulsion system).
  • Summer 1995 Renault Automobile Manufacturing Company, Bursa, Turkey. Summer Intern.

News Articles

Business Prof Explores How Much Trust is Enough
A classroom full of students sat behind desktop computers in a School of Management computer lab recently making business decisions and wondering whether they could trust one another. As students role-played the parts of manufacturers and suppliers in an online simulation, they calculated each decision as if they were playing chess. Taking learning beyond the classroom, Professor Özalp Özer offered these students an intriguing blend of teaching and research by simulating real-life business challenges with a game of trust, the subject of his National Science Foundation-funded research.
JSOM Profs Bring Data-Driven Business Perspective to Healthcare Operations
By securing an undisclosed amount of funding from one of the nation's leading healthcare systems to jump-start research into data-driven medical decision making, a Naveen Jindal School of Management professor has once again strengthened the reputation of the school and UT Dallas as go-to partners for innovation at the cutting edge of the changing global economy.
Dr. Özalp Özer
, Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management, will collaborate with University Hospitals of Cleveland to develop technology that can more easily extract valuable information from electronic medical records. The goal is to help healthcare providers optimize medical decisions that can improve healthcare outcomes for patients while also improving operational efficiencies.
Jindal Professors Earn NSF Grants for Operations Management Studies
Two professors in the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s operations management program — Dr. Alain Bensoussan and Dr. Özalp Özer — recently were awarded grants by the National Science Foundation.

“We are especially pleased to have two research grants from the National Science Foundation awarded to our faculty in recent months,” said Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Jindal School. “Our faculty and our centers, such as the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, are solving real-world problems relevant to the industry’s needs of today.”

Bensoussan, professor of risk and decision analysis and Ashbel Smith Professor, was awarded a $208,559 grant in August for a project titled “New Problems in Mean Field Control Theory.”


Wei Wei. 2003. Capacity Management under Forecast Update in Decentralized Supply Chains. Associate, Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income Derivatives Research. Holly Lutze. 2004. Mitigating Supply Chain Risk: Pooling, Contracting, and Supply Channel Selection. Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, School of Management. Aykut Atali. 2006. Quantitative Modeling in Inventory Management with Imperfect Information. Algorithm Design Engineer, SmartOps Inc. Murat Kaya. 2006. Essays in Supply Chain Contracting: Dual Channel Management with Service Competition and Quality Risk in Outsourcing. Assistant Professor, Sabanci University, Turkey, School of Engineering and Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Onur Uncu. 2007. Dynamic Time-to-market and Operational Decisions in High Technology Firms. Associate, Fixed Income, Credit Suisse. Heng Liu, 2007. Essays in New Product Management. Senior Software Product Development Manager, Oracle. Sechan Oh, 2010. Optimal Stopping Problems in Operations Management., IBM
Karen Zhang, Expected graduation 2010